It’s Like, I Don’t Even Know You Anymore

Right now, right this minute, take a look at the person working next to you. Does that person work for the same company that you do?

The chances are increasing that the answer to that question is, or soon will be, no; as coworking is set to take the world by storm.

In a new survey conducted by CoreNet Global and Cushman & Wakefield of corporate real estate executives, 54 percent are looking to lease space from coworking operators. But nearly all of them want to cut expenses and lease terms, and if they haven’t yet they may soon find that coworking is a fantastic solution.

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Steve Jobs Lives…and it’s a good thing for corporate real estate

You know that feeling of excitement when you’re opening up the packaging to Apple’s newest product? (And come on PC users – fess up.)

Well, we’re feeling it today, but because it’s not just a new product, it’s THE product that gets us where we live:  Apple’s new headquarters, Apple Park — the spaceship —  in Cupertino, Calif. This month, Apple is scheduled to begin moving employees into its circular, 2.8 million-square-foot, 176-acre site that will eventually house 12,000 employees according to an article in MacWorld.

What interesting for us is that Apple Park will incorporate many of the elements of corporate headquarters that we have been predicting will become the norm for many years:

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Corporate Real Estate is Truly Global

As economies develop and mature, we think of corporate real estate as the oil that keeps everything running smoothly. Nowhere is this more apparent than in China, where the corporate real estate profession is growing as the national and regional economies interact more with those of other countries.

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Detour!: We’ve All Got Georgia On Our Minds

As a predictor of corporate real estate trends (accurately, we might add) for about the last 20 years, you might say figuratively that CoreNet Global is the heart of corporate real estate strategy and workplace trends.

Today, you can say it literally too. CoreNet Global is located in downtown Atlanta, GA the site of a fire on a major north/south highway that is one of the most heavily travelled in the southeast portion of the U.S.

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Setting Up Successful Secondments

You’ve probably heard the term “secondment” as it relates to corporate real estate. But what does it mean?

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Drones: Eyes in the Sky, or Hurdles to Cross?

Frequently making headlines today is the use of “drones,” or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), particularly as it relates to package delivery.

 

“This is the application that gets all the attention,” said Sheridan Ware, Chief Information Officer – Asia Pacific for Cushman & Wakefield, in introducing the topic to an educational session at the CoreNet Global Summit Shanghai. “Regardless of what you hear, just-in-time package delivery is still very experimental, with many hurdles yet to cross.”

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Building a Nimble, Attacker Organization

At the CoreNet Global Summit Shanghai, opening keynote speaker Azran Osman-Rani, CEO, iflix Malaysia, shared valuable insights from his experience leading high-growth companies such as iflix and AirAsia X in an exclusive executive track session.

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Commuting the Commute

So there we were, in our Uber on the way back to San Francisco International Airport, when we saw the new rules of the workplace in action.Read more


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Drones: Eyes In the Sky or Hurdles To Cross?

Drones: What to consider when utilizing for corporate real estate.

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Special Young Leader Programming at the 2017 CoreNet Global Summit

CoreNet Global Board Chair, Kate Langan and “Buzz” from Georgia Tech unite to announce special programming just for Young Leaders at the upcoming Summit in Shanghai.

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Do You Know Your Landlord? You Might Not…

A recent government review of the real estate occupied by U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies found that many offices are leased in buildings that are owned by firms in China and other nations. In many cases, U.S. General Services Administration investigators weren’t able to identify the buildings’ owners.  Read more


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Show You The Money? We Are!

You’ve heard us say it many times: corporate real estate is a critical function in the organization that is rising in the hierarchy because it intersects with practically every other role: where people work and how they work.  Read more


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